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Leila Ahmed โ€” Muslim Women and Other Misunderstandings [remix]

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Is there such a thing as the Muslim world? Is the "veil" a sign of submission or courage? Is our Western concern about women in Islam really a concern for the well-being of women? Our guest, Egyptian-American Leila Ahmed, challenges current thought on the

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Ahmed H. al-Rahim โ€” A Perspective on Islam in Iraq [remix]

Thursday, March 04, 2004

The religious landscape of Iraq is complex and somewhat enigmatic to the western world. Nearly 97% of Iraq's 25 million people are Muslim, and a majority of Iraqis are Shiite rather than Sunni. What does that mean? And how powerful is the prominent cleric

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